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Prep Time
Cook Time
1hr 10min
Total Time
1hr 20min

Perhaps the best-known, most beloved of Indian chutneys, mango chutney is a delicious, vibrantly colored condiment that goes with a plethora of dishes, both Indian and otherwise. It also makes for a wonderful present for someone that appreciates delicious, homemade food!


36 Servings
(1 serving = tablespoon)
  • 2tbsp
    Vegetable or canola oil
  • 2tsp
    black mustard seeds
  • 2tsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 2clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1tsp
  • 1/4tsp
  • 1/4tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 4clove
    whole (or 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • 1/4tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp
    kosher salt
  • 4in
    large mangoes, peeled and sliced half and cut into 1" pieces
  • 2cup
    organic cane sugar
  • 1cup
    distilled white vinegar


  1. Add a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add the black mustard seeds right away. As they heat up, you'll hear a popping sound and they'll become fragrant.

  2. Once that happens, add the ginger and garlic. Stir for a minute or until everything becomes fragrant.

  3. Add in the rest of the spices (the red pepper flakes, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ground cardamom, whole cloves, cinnamon, and salt) and stir to combine for 30 seconds.

  4. Add in the mangoes, sugar, and vinegar and stir to combine. Let the mixture come to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so. The mixture will look quite soupy at first, but that’s okay. This will all thicken after the cooking.

  5. After the hour is up, remove from heat, cover, and let cool for several hours (at least 3 to 4) at room temperature. (**Note: if you prefer your mango chutney mashed, now would be the time to do that). The mixture will thicken considerably over time.

  6. Place the thickened mango chutney in an air-tight jar or in another container, then place in the fridge for future use. You can also can this if you’d like to use for a later time or give away as a gift.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Black mustard seeds go great with this, because they add that Southern Indian flavor that characterizes so many of their dishes. But they’re not always easy to find in the store. Though it will change the flavor slightly, you can use instead brown or white mustard seeds, mustard powder, or wasabi powder (though with this last one, only use half the amount). The chutney will also still be delicious if you leave them out.

  2. Feel free to substitute a red chili for the red pepper flakes if you have one. Chop it up finely and add it along with the ginger and garlic towards the beginning.

  3. You can use any kind of mango your store has. What you see pictured are yellow mangoes, but feel free to play around with different varieties.


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Made this yesterday. My wife and I absolutely loved it! Great recipe!

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Rachel Zorn Kindermann


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